Friends to light clock tower for holidays Nov. 29

The illumination of Friends University’s historic clock tower has become one of Wichita’s traditional symbols for the start of the holiday season. Friends University invites the community to join in the Ceremony of Lights scheduled for Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s celebrations will shine a bit brighter with the help of donors Renae and Ron Ryan and Even Temp of Wichita Inc., who have made gifts to fund the lighting of the clock tower this year.

Ceremony of Lights activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Davis Administration building with a holiday skit, the reading of the Christmas story, and music and caroling. Attendees will move to Rose Window Plaza outside the building at approximately 5:45 p.m. for the official countdown to the lighting of the angels, a group of Christmas trees decorated by various student clubs and organizations, the wreath and the clock tower. Refreshments and cookie decorating will be offered on the plaza following the lighting ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public.